National Correspondent @BW, columnist @BostonGlobe
Best part of @mviser's South Korea story is vid of him decked out traditional coffee-gong-banging outfit:
Map of the 83 planes that have vanished since 1948 (via @BBGVisualData)
Amount U.S. govt has paid to financial + law firms for TARP so far: $1,005,129,587 (h/t @atanzi)
Stocks that'll prosper if Obamacare's repealed seriously underperformed the S&P 500 last year: http://j.mp/1fhlz97
Stocks that'll benefit if Obamacare succeeds doubled the S&P 500 return last year: http://j.mp/1fhlz97
Interesting, contrarian take on Christie-accuser David Wildstein from @JeffSmithMO:
Forget the Unemployment Rate. People Still Don't Have Jobs. http://buswk.co/1anFkse via @BW
Love this year's Red Sox Christmas card:
Annals of auto-generated corporate Twitter accounts...
22 totally gross but potentially marketable uses for Greek yogurt besides eating it, in one @BW chart:
Via @BW, the Kansas City Chiefs (@kcchiefs) have a less-than-1-percent chance of finishing the season undefeated:
Could spike in support for legal pot = strong urge to chill after stressful shutdown? Just throwing it out there
Gallup: For the first time, a majority of Americans (58%) favor legalizing marijuana
Reality check for Chicken Little bed-wetters: Markets are CALM, after-hours volatility index is FALLING-->
Terrifying 5-point drop in S&P 500 not exactly pressuring Congress toward resolution
True, market's aren't freaking out yet...but volatility (VXX) jumped this morning and is rising:
If you bet on higher volatility (VXX) after hearing Boehner threaten default Sunday, you've made a bundle
Whoa, look what's happening to market volatility during Obama's presser!
Gah! Cost of insurance against U.S. default spiking
Wall Street starts to worry--cost of credit-default swaps for U.S. bonds (i.e., insurance) is rising
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